Takashi Fujio


Takashi Fujio
Associated organizations
NHK, Himeji Institute of Technology
Fields of study
SMPTE David Sarnoff Gold Medal


At the Technical Research Laboratory of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Dr. Takashi Fujio’s innovative research into the psychological effects of various aspects of television helped lay the foundations of high definition television (HDTV). From that work, he developed screen ruling, viewing distance and other key parameters of HDTV’s early development that continue to play a major role today. Dr. Fujio holds nearly 70 patents relevant to HDTV and its transmission systems.

He has received many awards, including the ITE Niwa-Takayanagie Achievement Award, the Science and Technology Merits Award from the Japanese government, and the SMPTE David Sarnoff Gold Medal. He is a lecturer at Himeji Institute of Technology, Hyogo-Ken, Japan.